Saturday, June 11, 2011

Bone Dressing...And we aren't talking about Wishbone either...


TIME IS RUNNING OUT … THE DARK THAT’S BEEN CHASING SYD FOR MANY LIFETIMES HAS FINALLY CAUGHT UP WITH HER … Sydney Roberdeau lost her parents as a young girl. Waiting for her life to start and the freedom that will come with her eighteenth birthday, Syd spends much of her time haunting the local cemetery. It is there, stretched out among the dead, that she feels most alive, most at home. Until one rainy night when Beau, Sarah and T.J. crash her ghostly sanctuary, appearing out of nowhere, turning her already inside-out world one degree past upside down. Syd must now revisit past lives, dressing in the bodies of her previous selves … bone dressing. Her only chance to outrun the evil breathing down her neck is to face her own worst nightmares and her strongest desires. But if she can’t stay out of trouble in this life, how can she possibly fix mistakes from past lives? And just how many lives has she lived, loved and lost? What is Syd exactly, and what will she risk for the life of a man she doesn’t remember, the man she spent a lifetime with, the man she loves? Everything … including her very own life? Bone Dressing, the first in a series of seven books, will carry Syd and Beau on an adventure that transcends life itself.


Bone Dressing was a novel of surprises. Syd ,an almost eighteen young adult, has more to figure out than merely her place in the world and who she is like most teens. After losing her mother and father whom she loved dearly she is impulsive, irrational, emotional and over all complex. Her character for me was completely believable yet still continued to surprise me. After the WSJ article that spurred the #yasaves hashtag this book was certainly poetic justice for me.

In summary I liked the book a lot. I only go into Syd's character because if I go any further I'll give away spoilers or offer hints that will taint it for you dear reader. However I will add a little more so I don't leave you hanging and angry vowing to never return to the Belle of Boise Blog again. The beginning can be a little confusing but that was what the author wanted to's Syd she's hurt, angry and confused. It's part of the experience and helps you connect with the protagonist. After that it really moves and you may want to pee before hand cause you won't want to stop. Romantic and paranormal subplots are layered in but not at all in the way you suspected. The end will leave you with more questions than answers. However, since this is a series it's fun to read it again and try to figure it out before the next installment. Truly a book to make you think...and salivate.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, wow! This sounds awesome! I love the cover as well!!!